Edin Dzeko concedes “Italy are the favorites” to qualify from their Euro 2020 group, but Bosnia and Herzegovina will be up against Greece again.
The draw was made this morning for the qualifying campaign, putting the Azzurri in Group J along with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia and Liechtenstein.
“Italy are the favorites on paper and we’ll be up against Greece yet again, but we can fight it out with any of these teams,” said Roma striker Dzeko.
“As always, we’ll give our best and take it one game at a time.”
BiH faced Greece in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, drawing home and away.
Qualifying will run from 21 March to 19 November 2019, with the Nations League play-offs then scheduled for March 2020.
The 2020 Euros are to be held in 12 cities across the continent: Dublin, Rome, Baku, Saint Petersburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Glasgow, Bilbao, Munich, Budapest and London. The UK capital’s Wembley Stadium is to be the venue for the semi-finals and the final.
In a draw that gets underway at 12:00 CET, the 10 qualifying groups for the 2020 UEFA European Championship finals will be decided today in the Irish capital of Dublin, a city which is one of the 12 venues chosen for what, for the first time, is to be a pan-continental tournament.
Alongside Dublin, Euro 2020 matches will also be played in Rome, Baku, Saint Petersburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Glasgow, Bilbao, Munich, Budapest and London, with the UK capital’s Wembley Stadium to host both semi-finals and the final.
The groups drawn out of the hat this lunchtime will account for 20 of the 24 Euro 2020 berths up for grabs, with the final four spots decided by the UEFA Nations League play-offs, which will be played in March 2020, following the conclusion of the regular qualifying tournament.